Must Have Monday

It’s back to school week for many of us! I go back for teacher in-service and clerical days today, and my first day with kiddos is on Wednesday.  I am very excited to meet my little sweeties!

I am linking up with Blog Hoppin again this week for Teacher Week! 

Today is what we can’t live without in the classroom…

1.  Diet Coke.  I really need to stop this habit, but everyone else drinks coffee…why can’t I drink Diet Coke.  However, I will admit, I thought my habit was bad until I roomed for a week with Deedee Wills….that girl has got it BAD.

2. My Scotch Laminator.  My first one went caput last year after having it for 4 years, so I bought another one for school, and another one for home.  Love this baby.  I buy my laminating film at Sam’s Club.

3.  Pocket Cube Dice.  I use these ALL the time. Love them.  I found a great new resource for you too!  You can get 4 cubes for $14.95.  Just click on the picture to go to Resources for Learning!

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4.  Do-A-Dot dobbers.  I love these, the kids love these, everybody loves these!!

5.  Katie and Company.  I seriously have about 30 of her flannel sets.  If you haven’t seen her goodies….you better go check them out! They are fantastic for Kindergarten and pre-K!

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6. Music!! We LOVE to sing and dance..some of my faves are Shari Sloane and Jack Hartmann!

 

 

7. Heidi Songs!  We love to sing and dance with Heidi!  I love all of her DVDs/CDs.  They are fantastic for brain breaks and of course learning letters and sounds.

8.  This next one is a new one for me, and I HOPE that it’s going to change my life…. :)  My Erin Condren Life Planner.  It’s so pretty, why wouldn’t I want to carry it around with me and be organized? 

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These are only a few on my teaching must-haves…head on over to Blog Hoppin’ to check out some other must-haves!

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What is on your “must-have” list?

14 comments:

  1. Kathleen,
    You have such a beautiful family. I hope your year in kindergarten is wonderful. I loved meeting you this summer.
    Fran

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    1. Awww, Fran...thank you!! Best of luck on your new adventure this year!!

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  2. I will have to check out Katie and Company! I have lots of felt story sets from Glitterful Felt Stories. I love using felt stories with my kiddos!

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  3. I love Heidi Songs, too! The kids looks so cute when they are singing and dancing!

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  4. Are laminators and film expensive if you don't mind me asking?

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    1. The Scotch laminator is about $30 and the film from Sam's is about the same for 200 pockets (I think!! I can't really remember!!)

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  5. I have to agree..the Heidi songs are a MUST in a K classroom. Absolutely love them! I'm your newest follower :) Follow me on

    storiessparklesandsmiles.blogspot.com

    Allison

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  6. I may have to get me a laminator...everyone is talking about them. We are lucky and have free laminating at school, but I still spend a ton at Office Max because their laminating is so much thicker. Are the pockets thick?

    I have been thinking about getting some Heidi songs too. I use a lot of Jack Hartman from YouTube.

    Terri Izatt
    KinderKapers

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    1. We also have laminating at school, but it is thinner -- if I use regular printer paper, it curls up! I like these pouches because they are the heavier laminate. I go through a lot, and it can be time consuming to laminate everything, but it's worth it!!

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  7. Kathleen- I love reading your blog! I have been using the Royal Sovereign laminating pouches from Sam's Club too but with another laminator. Do they work really good in the Scotch laminator? I am thinking of buying one because the Scotch laminator is a lot smaller than the one I have. Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  8. I wrote on TpT and thought that I would write here too

    I am so in love with your backpack boogie unit

    This is seriously the best pack that I have ever bought and I have bought a lot! I love all the many engaging and fun activities for my kinder hearts

    Thanks again
    Pocket Full of Kinders

    Shuna P

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    1. You totally made my day :) I am so happy you love it :) <3

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  9. I am sure you are super busy with back to school but I am a huge fan of your little corner of blogland and had to stop by for some advice. I have been asked to present at a conference in Southern Utah in October on Blogging Basics and Teacher Created Products... wondered if you had any advice. If you have a moment please stop by.
    Thanks,
    Mindy
    http://kindergartenkidlets.blogspot.com/2012/08/help-wanted.html

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